Construction Innovation: Demands, Successes and Lessons

by C. B. Tatum, (F.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA 94305,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-522-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-522-2 (ISBN-10), 1986, Soft Cover, Pg. 52

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Conference information: A Session of ASCE Convention | Seattle, Washington, United States | April 8, 1986

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Increasing complexity of the constructed product, greater demands for construction cost effectiveness, and foreign competition demand increased innovation in construction. The papers in this book describe the processes and results of innovations in building, heavy, and power construction. They give examples of how determined managers brought about these innovations, despite the many hurdles of construction's institutional framework. These examples indicate that today's construction markets place new demands for innovation on engineering and construction firms, and that this necessity can bring about successes. The papers also included a description of the new demands for innovation and possible means to increase innovation in construction.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Innovation | Construction companies | Construction costs | Competition | Managers | Frames


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